With five decades of collaboration between them, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg have brought us many iconic musicals of our time – most notably Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. The pair will be heading to Australia from late next month to host two dedicated ‘In Conversation’ events in Melbourne and Sydney, where they “will share stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about their iconic careers, including Les Misérables and Miss Saigon”.
Their numerous awards together include Grammys, Golden Globes, Tony Awards, Olivier Awards as well as an Academy Award nomination for the movie of Les Misérables. Some of their many iconic songs include “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Do You Hear The People Sing?”, “On My Own”, “One Day More”, “The American Dream”, “Bui Doi”, “Woman”, “Bring Him Home” and many more.
First off in Melbourne on Sunday 25 September 2022 at 3.00pm, the pair will be hosting the ‘In Conversation’ event at the Collin Street Sofitel Hotel, hosted by popular TV host and musicals fan Mark Humphries. Then in Sydney pm Saturday 1 October 2022 at 3.00pm in the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall, the pair will be hosted alongside television host, comedian and radio presenter Julia Zemiro. The events will include performances of some of their treasured songs. Tickets to both ‘In Conversation’ sessions can be booked HERE.
Both of these events are additions alongside the Australian premiere of Do You Hear The People Sing? which celebrates the iconic musicals of Boublil and Schönberg. Musical theatre stars including Michael Ball, John Owen-Jones, Rachel Tucker, Bobby Fox, David Harris, Sooha Kim, Suzie Mathers and Marie Zamora – accompanied by a 12 piece ensemble and a 24 piece orchestra, will perform hit songs from the duo’s record-breaking musicals. Do You Hear The People Sing? will be held at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall for three performances (Tuesday 27 September 7:30pm, Wednesday 28 Sept at 2:00pm and 7:30pm) and the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall for three performances as well (Friday 30 September at 8:00pm, Saturday 1 October at 8:00pm, Sunday 2 October at 2:00pm), with tickets beginning at $99.00.
This special event is being presented by Enda Markey Presents.